Our Team

Youthprise Leadership

Marcus Pope


Marcus Pope, Youthprise’s President, works closely with the Board of Directors to execute Youthprise’s strategic priorities. He provides oversight for all organizational areas including grantmaking,… Read More

Wokie Weah

President Emeritus

As the first and former President of Youthprise, Wokie Weah provided executive leadership and vision, worked in partnership with the board of directors and brokers… Read More

Board of Directors

*Denotes Youth Board Directors (ages 16-25)


Thompson Aderinkomi, Board Co-Chair

Co founder and CEO, Nice Healthcare

Delina Haileab*, Board Co-Chair

Student, Carleton College

Wylie Klawitter, Treasurer

Audit Manager, BWK Rogers PC

Dan Haugen, Secretary

PhD, Retired Nonprofit Administrator

Executive Staff

Marcus Pope

President & CEO, Youthprise

Claire Dunlap

Director of Organizational Effectiveness, Youthprise


Anika Ward

Founder & Principal, Sankofa Leadership Network

Brittany Rice
Coral Crutchfield*

Student, Highland Park Senior High

Darian Lofton*
Deneene Graham
Ellie Krug
Eugenio Lopez*
Hayat Muse*
Dr. Jennifer Waltman
Jonathan Nudler*
Kalid Ali*

Student, Macalester College

Leah Cox*

Student, Minnesota State University Mankato

Lincoln Bacal*

Student, Minerva University

Maria Salas

President, Amethyst Specialty Resources

Moira Villiard
Nichole White

Vice President, and General Manager Express Scripts, a Cigna Company


Interested in joining our board? Click here to apply!

Consultants & Interns

Marsha Pitts-Phillips

Communications Consultant

Alfonso J. Mayfield

Racial Equity Specialist

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